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Apple plans to deploy new technology within iOS, macOS, watchOS, and iMessage that will detect potential child abuse imagery

Sep 03, 2021, Fri ...
Apple delays rollout of CSAM detection system and child safety features - 9to5Mac
Last month, Apple announced a handful of new child safety features that proved to be controversial, including CSAM detection for iCloud Photos. Now, Apple has said they will “take additional time” to refine the features before launching...
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Aug 23, 2021, Mon ...
La Puente man steals 620,000 iCloud photos in plot to find images of nude women - Los Angeles Times
Man who tricked thousands of iPhone users into giving up their passwords admits he stole private photos and videos and shared them online.
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Aug 20, 2021, Fri ...
Apple's anti-fraud chief on company 'distributing child porn' - 9to5Mac
Apple's anti-fraud chief has stated, in so many words, that Apple is "the greatest platform for distributing child porn"...
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Researchers say they built a CSAM detection system like Apple's and discovered flaws | Engadget
Two Princeton University academics say they know the tool Apple built is open to abuse because they spent years developing almost precisely the same system..
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Aug 19, 2021, Thu ...
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How Apple’s new photo-scanning features for child safety work - The Washington Post
Apple debuted new features to scan photos and messages for explicit images of children. Here's how the features work, and why privacy advocates are concerned.
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Policy groups ask Apple to drop plans to inspect iMessages, scan for abuse images | Article [AMP] | Reuters
More than 90 policy and rights groups around the world published an open letter on Thursday urging Apple to abandon plans for scanning children’s messages for nudity and the phones of adults for images of child sex abuse.
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Aug 17, 2021, Tue ...
German parliament pens letter to Tim Cook with concerns over CSAM detection system - 9to5Mac
The Digital Agenda committee chief of the German parliament wants Apple to reconsider its CSAM plans in a letter to Tim Cook.
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Aug 16, 2021, Mon ...
German journalism association stokes fear over Apple CSAM initiative | AppleInsider
A German journalist's union has demanded that the European Commission step in over Apple's CSAM tools, believing that the system will be used to harvest contact information and perform other intrusions.
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Aug 14, 2021, Sat ...
There's a small crack in the iPhone's foundation. How big will it get? | Macworld
Apple has made some interesting and difficult choices with its CSAM policy that are worth exploring and debating.
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Aug 11, 2021, Wed ...
Apple's New Plan To Spy On You - YouTube
In this video, I discuss Apple's new plan to spy on you, which is being rolled out under the pretext of identifying child sexual abuse material. It's one thing to scan images and messages that have been uploaded to iCloud. Now Apple will b...
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Aug 09, 2021, Mon ...
Canberra asks big tech to introduce detection capabilities in encrypted communication | ZDNet
A set of rules has been drafted by the Australian government that cover safety expectations of platforms, and include the requirement for providers to take reasonable steps to develop and implement processes to detect and address material o...
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Aug 08, 2021, Sun ...
One Bad Apple - The Hacker Factor Blog
In this blog entry, I'm going to go over what Apple announced, existing technologies, and the impact to end users. Moreover, I'm going to call out some of Apple's questionable claims.
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Aug 06, 2021, Fri ...
Apple's new child abuse prevention system: an antitrust/competition point of view - Quinta’s weblog
Apple has announced the new client-side content scanning (based on parameters received from the center) to find child sexual abuse materials to be reported to law enforcers. The point I try to make is that it will do little to protect child...
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What you need to know: Apple's iCloud Photos and Messages child safety initiatives | AppleInsider
In the time since Apple announced its child safety iCloud Photos image assessment and Messages notifications, there haven't been any changes, but there have been many clarifications from the company on the subject. Here's what you need to k...
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Aug 05, 2021, Thu ...
Apple plans to scan US iPhones for child abuse imagery | Financial Times
Security researchers raise alarm over potential surveillance of personal devices
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Child Safety - Apple
Expanded Protections for Children
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Apple reveals new efforts to fight child abuse imagery - The Verge
A new hashing system will be limited to images on iCloud photos
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Feb 21, 2020, Fri ...
Backdoor to encryption back on agenda in absurdly-named bill- 9to5Mac
An absurdly-named bill is set to form the latest attempt to create legislation requiring tech giants to provide a backdoor to encryption ...
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